Neufeld Group is a management consulting company that focuses on the global forest products industry. It was established in Sydney, Australia in 2014.
Founding Director Bernie Neufeld has more than 25 years experience advising the global forest products industry. The company also draws on the expertise of associate companies and experts all over the world. Neufeld Group provides critical strategic advice to global players in the forest products industry, enabling them to develop effective investment, trade, price and marketing strategies over the medium to long term. Clients include producers, distributors, end users, equipment suppliers, chemical and other supplying companies, investors, governments, associations, and organizations with an interest in the environmental effects of the forest industry.
Bernie Neufeld, Founding Director
Bernie Neufeld is an economist and global forest products industry expert. He specializes in strategic forecasting studies used by major forest products companies, supplying companies, and governments across the globe.
His expertise includes regional and country specific strategic analysis and forecasts for Europe, North and South America, Australasia and North and South Asia for a wide range of forest products. Products include lumber, laminated veneer lumber, strand lumber, cross laminated timber, I-joists, glulam, plywood, oriented strand board, medium density fibreboard, and particleboard.
Bernie has developed well-established methodologies and contacts for forecasting production, consumption, trade and prices for these products and industries. The forecasts are based on economic, building industry, furniture and other end use sector forecasts, and on an analysis of forest resources and industry structure. They are designed to support strategic investment, production and trade decisions. The forecasts have been used by major producers, governments and industry associations across the globe.
Bernie’s experience spans private, government, and education sectors. It includes:
- consulting, and economic and building industry forecasting in the private sector
- developing economic, trade, investment, labour market and telecommunications policy in the government sector
- lecturing in economics in the higher education sector.
Bernie is a dual citizen of Australia and Canada. He has traveled extensively to establish a world-wide network of contacts.